How Can Castor Oil Treat Psoriasis?
Psoriasis strikes almost 7 million of us and is a common severe inflammatory skin infection, with people suffering here in London. The disorder majorly impacts the skin. However, there are several prescription drugs to handle it, patients who prefer natural home remedies can find some relief by using castor oil.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. It begins with skin irritation and lesions. The National Psoriasis Foundation claims that the symptoms originate between ages 18-25 and people are at a higher risk of getting psoriatic arthritis.
Scientists aren’t sure about the causes of psoriasis, but genetics and immune function are involved. Patients of psoriasis face skin problems more often because the growth of their skin cells is faster than all of the others. This lasts in a gird of lesions or tissues. There are many other types of psoriasis; inverse, pustular, plaque and erythrodermic, each has different symptoms and effects on the skin. However, lesions in any psoriasis can be painful and itchy.
How can Castor oil help?
Castor oil is drawn out from the seeds of a castor bean plant. These seeds have had historical implication encountered in Egyptian tombs. All over the years, it’s been consumed for various reported health characteristics like liver or kidney infection, digestive health and labor for childbirth. There is no clear evidence on the functioning of castor oil but as it can shake up the immune system and this property makes a direct effect on psoriasis symptoms and flare-ups.
How to use Castor oil?
Castor oil can be purchased online or from your local pharmacy, and as a localised solution for psoriasis it can be used in several different ways.
- Castor oil can be applied directly to lesions with a cotton ball. It doesn’t absorb and sit on the surface of the skin. You can use it before bed.
- Another way to use castor oil to get the maximum benefit is; dilute it with olive oil, almond oil or peanut oil.
Note: You must consult your dermatologist,
you can ask your GP, before using castor oil, almond oil or peanut oil for any skin problem.